Core Strategy Group formed in CSIR
On April 13, 2020, a core strategy group was formed in CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research). The group will work towards rapid and economical diagnostics, digital and molecular surveillance and repurposing of drugs.
The GoI has not yet displayed list of dedicated hospitals for COVID-19. For now, when a person is suspicious over his infection or symptoms, he has to contact dedicated call centres of the central and state health departments.
However, there are dedicated health centres operating for COVID-19.
Under National Rural Livelihood Mission, over 78,000 Self Help Groups have so far made 1.96 crores of masks. Apart from this around 39 domestic manufacturers are involved in production of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits.
Also, under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, so far, the GoI has disbursed Rs 28,256 crores.
Under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, free cylinders were delivered. Rs 9,930 has been disbursed so far under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana to women account holders.
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